node naming

Huth, Hans-Peter hans-peter.huth at
Tue Dec 22 15:16:11 UTC 2009

Dear all,

this is probably a beginners question:

For my script to set up an emulation using vimage and netgraph, i tried to give
meaningful names to netgraph nodes. I tried:

ngctl -f foo mkpeer eiface ether ether (ignores the -f , creates ngethX?)

ngctl mkpeer eiface foo ether (creates ngethX, not foo)

ngctl mkpeer eiface ether ether
ngctl name ngeth0 foo (works, but it's not useful for scripting as i have to find
out first the name of the freshly created node)

So basically i would like to use one of the first to forms in my script, but they
don't work as i expected.

Any hints?

This is on FBSD 8.0 RC2

Hans-Peter Huth

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